Item AAAB0334 - Lois Mabel (Hill) Haggen interview

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Lois Mabel (Hill) Haggen interview

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  • 1974-06-23 & 24 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T0288:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lois Haggen : C.C.F. MLA in the 1950s PERIOD COVERED: 1911-[no date] RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-06-23 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Personal background and life in the interior of British Columbia in the 1920s and 1930s. Discussion of the work of her husband Rupert Haggen and involvement with the C.C.F. Rupert's elec;tion as an MLA in 1949. Discussion of Coalition government and problems. The growth of Social Credit and its election victory. Description of the life of an MLA's wife and the social life in Victoria.; The disappointment of the C.C.F. at not forming the government in 1952, and its impact on the party. Party leaders in the 1950s. Running for election in 1956 and early role as an MLA. Her reaction to; Social Credit and W.A.C. Bennett.; CALL NUMBER: T0288:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lois Haggen : Member of the Legislative Assembly PERIOD COVERED: 1950-1974 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-06-24 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Interview with Lois Haggen, C.C.F. and NDP Member of the Legislative Assembly during the fifties and sixties. Discussion and description of campaigning in elections. Her role as a woman ;in politics. The role of her party as the opposition party. Her interests and goals in various legislation. Work to repeal taxes on children's clothing; efforts on the part of rural electrification; i;nterest in rights of women. Discussion of committee work in the Legislature. Changing attitudes of government. Reaction to the takeover of B.C. Electric. Accomplishments as an MLA. Defeat and leaving ;government.;

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Provincial Archives of British Columbia. [staff members], [1974-1987]


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  • Complete transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-022.

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Accession number(s): T0288

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speaker: Lois Mabel (Hill) Haggen, interviewer: William James Langlois

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